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    Quote Originally Posted by Jekyll View Post
    I’ve been in search of some good horror books about animals/creatures. Any good recommendations?
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    I finished reading Lock Every Door by Riley Sager last week and it's such a huge letdown. The suspense and build-up were pretty good but when the so-called twist was revealed, it felt rather anti-climatic. It was quite a disappointment. I'm currently reading The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion and it seems promising so far. It feels like I'm reading from Sheldon Cooper's point of view.

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    Finally finished WAR AND PEACE. I say finally, but I anticipated it would take me a year to read it and I finished it in nine months. The book becomes increasingly a work of philosophy rather than a historical romance as it goes along. One question that Tolstoy returns to throughout the novel is "Why did millions of people kill one another when it has been known since the world began that it is physically and morally bad to do so?"

    My answer (not Tolstoy's) is they were given permission. Everyone has it in them to kill, but in normal circumstances they don't on account of social strictures. But when those in authority gave permission to the masses to kill and when the anonymity of the crowd freed them from individual responsibility, people were allowed to act on their darkest impulses without fear of censure.

    Just as today the anonymity of the social network allows people to vent their worst inclinations and destroy others without remorse, the madding crowd gave cover to those people in the Napoleonic Wars to kill with impunity.
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    Now reading Death Masks (2003), the fifth Dresden Files novel by Jim Butcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    Now reading Death Masks (2003), the fifth Dresden Files novel by Jim Butcher.

    OHHHHHHH!!!!!!! This is my favorite book of the entire series! Enjoy!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jekyll View Post
    OHHHHHHH!!!!!!! This is my favorite book of the entire series! Enjoy!!
    Thanks! So far I'm enjoying it a lot.
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    Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak - Can the Subaltern Speak.

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    Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire, short but enjoyable, I'll probably read the other books in the series.

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    I finished reading the Lorna Barrett mystery Handbook For Homicide.
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    On my Kindle, I just started reading The Lonesome Trail and Other Stories (1909) by B.M. Bower.

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    I finished reading The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion two days ago. It's a pretty wholesome book with such an endearing main character. With all of Don's faults, I admire his determination to better understand other people. And the epilogue is just so sweet.

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    Jacques Derrida - Of Grammatology ....one of the more difficult reads I've encountered in philosophy.

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    New books I'm reading The Illustrated Face of Battle (1988 - the original non-illustrated version was from 1976) by John Keegan.



    On my Kindle, it's The Surgeon's Mate (1980), the seventh Aubrey/Maturin novel by Patrick O'Brien.

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    Today I finished reading the Sherry Harris mystery novel From Beer To Eternity.
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    I recently re-read Animale Farm, a well-deserved all time classic and topical for our times.
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